The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Are Now Enrolling for Proneuron's Phase II Study of ProCord for Neurologically Complete Spinal Cord Injury.Health/Medical Writers
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2004
Announcement Made at the Rally for the Cure in NYC NYC
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Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of sensation and motor control.
Approximately 10,000 new spinal cord injuries (SCIs) occur each year in the United States. . The official announcement was made at the Rally For the Cure, at the Winter Garden Financial Center in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. .
"This collaborative effort between leading centers of care for persons who have sustained a spinal cord injury is a testimony to the importance of how 'working together we can make things happen'. This is the message for all professionals involved in the care of spinal cord injury," said Dr. Steven Kirshblum, Principal Investigator and Director of Spinal Cord Injury Service, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
Patients found eligible for the study will be randomly assigned to either a treatment or control group. Patients in the control group will not receive the study treatment. All control and treatment patients will receive standard spinal cord injury care and rehabilitation and will receive follow-up testing for one year.
"We selected this venue to jointly announce the launch of this trial at our centers to draw attention to the importance of collaboration if we are to be successful. We need everyone to spread the word to doctors, family and friends so that we can reach people in the crucial first few days after their injury," said Dr. Kristjan Ragnarsson, the Principal Investigator and head of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai.
This international, multi-center, randomized-controlled, experimental study is open to patients who meet eligibility criteria, including but not limited to an ASIA Asia (ā`zhə), the world's largest continent, 17,139,000 sq mi (44,390,000 sq km), with about 3.3 billion people, nearly three fifths of the world's total population. Grade A injury between C5-T11 vertebrae Vertebrae
Bones in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions of the body that make up the vertebral column. Vertebrae have a central foramen (hole), and their superposition makes up the vertebral canal that encloses the spinal cord. , within 14 days of injury. Asia Grade A is defined as patients who have no feeling or movement below the point of injury.
Patient, Immediate Family of Patient and/or Physician inquiries:
24 hour a day Patient Recruitment Center:
Telephone: 1 866 539 0767 (U.S. toll free) or 1 506 652 3486.
Fax: 1 866-214-7078
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For additional information: www.proneuron.com
In addition to Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, patients can be enrolled in the trial at Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Principal Investigator, Dr. Daniel P. Lammertse and Sheba Medical Center The Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Hebrew: המרכז הרפואי ע"ש חיים שיבא - תל in Israel, Principal Investigator, Dr. Nachshon Knoller. Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA, Principal Investigator, Dr. David Apple, is also anticipated to begin enrollment in 2004 and is already taking an active role in the study.
About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center includes The Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai Hospital can refer to:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is a medical school found in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. , internationally recognized for ground-breaking research, and innovative approaches to medical education. The Mount Sinai Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is a center of excellence in the delivery of complete care for people with disabilities and is consistently ranked among the best in the nation in surveys, such as US News & World Report's best hospital issue. It is designated by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is a United States governmental institution that provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. , U.S. Department of Education as one of the nation's 16 Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems of Care. A wide range of comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services is available for individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and a variety of other neuromuscular, musculosketetal, and chronic conditions.
About Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
For over 55 years, Kessler has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation physical medicine and rehabilitation
or physiatry or physical therapy or rehabilitation medicine
Medical specialty treating chronic disabilities through physical means to help patients return to a comfortable, productive life despite a medical . Today, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, a Select Medical company, continues to lead this field through its comprehensive, medically-based rehabilitation programs in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation amputation (ăm'pyətā`shən), removal of all or part of a limb or other body part. Although amputation has been practiced for centuries, the development of sophisticated techniques for treatment and prevention of infection has greatly and orthopedic, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders. In fact, Kessler is one of only 16 centers(1) in the country to be designated as a model system for the treatment and research of spinal cord injury. With four hospital centers located in West Orange, East Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, NJ, Kessler is internationally recognized for its innovative treatment, quality of care, research and education programs. Kessler is also consistently listed among the nation's best rehabilitation hospitals and the top such centers in the east by U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
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(1) Kessler, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-NJ Medical School and Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, comprise the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System.